Luncheon Recap: State of Startup Paradise featuring Governor Ige

Thank you for joining us on Monday, December 12th for a keynote speech by Governor Ige and a panel discussion on the State of Startup Paradise. We discussed what's worked and what hasn't since the launch of the Startup Paradise Initiative, and what's still missing. 

Our Featured Panelists Included: 

  • Governor David Ige - State of Hawaii 
  • Pono Chang - Vice President of Business Advocacy & Development at the Chamber of Commerce 
  • Vassilis Syrmos - Vice President for Research and Innovation at University of Hawaii System 
  • Tarik Sultan - Managing Partner at Sultan Ventures/XLR8UH & Board Member at HVCA 
  • Chenoa Farnsworth - Managing Partner at Blue Startups & Board Member at HVCA

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